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Old 2014-06-29, 3:26pm
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Jamie, did you by any chance notice you posted a year to the day after the last post? Sorry, I notice patterns...lol
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Old 2014-06-30, 4:44am
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Jamie, did you by any chance notice you posted a year to the day after the last post? Sorry, I notice patterns...lol
No, I hadn't noticed that, lol. I took my beads out and two of them look amazing. But a few others just look yucky. I'll try to post pics after work tonight. I still have to clean these. They're soaking in water right now.
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Old 2014-06-30, 4:53am
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Plus, I want to say everyone's beads are amazing. I love to see everyone's work! xoxo
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Old 2014-07-05, 5:49am
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Here are a few of my beads. The first larger one was the first one I made, I think I overheated it and wasn't really sure how to get the pretty colors. I hadn't marvered it. The two small ones were made without marvering (after I read this thread), I wanted them to be rounded and couldn't' seem to cool them enough to get more blue/green/purple. Not sure what I did wrong. Although I do like the colors.



These were made after reading this thread, in order. The first one was quick, one marvering. The colors are muted, I was hoping for more vibrant. The second turned out a lot better. Then I put clear lines and bumps over it. The third was overheated again, and I couldn't get any other colors then those. don't like it.
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Old 2016-07-26, 1:55pm
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Dawn (Art Insomnia) - Your tut on Raku Secrets Revealed was written some time ago, but after trying and trying and failing and failing, I finally discovered it. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I can now SEE colors out of the frit that claims to be 'raku'. You are a total 'Glass Goddess!'
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Old 2016-07-26, 9:37pm
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thanks for the tips! I have sporadic success with raku and maybe this will guide me in more consistency.
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Dawn, thanks for the great posts and pics. I am struggling with raku, magic and multi. I guess the browns I am getting are nice in an organic sort of way, but would really like to get the blues and purples, greens, etc. I've read so much conflicting info on the subject, I am more confused now than ever. I have tried heating the beads until they are drippy, but can't get the shape back after without serious distortion. I have turned up oxygen and I have turned up propane (I have a Carlisle mini cc). No matter what I try, I end up with brown. My question is am I supposed to be going heavy on oxygen or propane? Also, how many times do you reheat after the big heat up? Maybe I am not taking enough time? Any light you can shine is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 2018-01-06, 9:39am
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If I remember correctly you can overcook raku and there is no getting it back once that has happened.

My only successes were playing with small beads and small quantities of raku frit trying to learn the heat / cooling routine to get the colors out of it consistently.

I had some limited success but then life will (of course) come along and pull me away from the torch long enough to forget everything I learned.


I've got fingers crossed for you.
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Old 2018-01-19, 3:49am
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Sorry to say this but you won't get any more info than what is described already within this thread. You' ll find all answers to all questions about Raku here. Even your own questions were asked multiple times and answered. My advice for you: open a blanc word file, start at page 1 of this topic, copy & paste just the essential info into your word file. At the end you' ll have a shrinked version of everything you need to know about Raku. The cheapest tutorial you can get. I know it will be quite some work but you' ll realise that this thread has 27 pages because people asking same questions over and over again instead of reading and filtering thru the info already given.


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Edited to say....You really need to read through this entire thread. There's tons of beautiful photos and great advise from not only myself, but lots of other members as well. But if you want my most up-to-date explanation of Raku in a nutshell, go to post #405 on page number 14. As time has gone by, I'm starting to figure out how to better put into words what I need to say about Raku. Print it out....Read it...Have fun with it, and don't forget to post photos of your gorgeous beads!
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Old 2018-01-19, 8:08pm
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Dawn Scannell has an excellent tutorial including working with Raku, released 2017, which I recently purchased on Etsy for download. (Silver glass studio notes)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1516923...op_home_feat_2

I thought I understood all the secrets of Raku, but she revealed more.... and did it very concisely and clearly.
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Old 2018-01-31, 3:32pm
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Thanks for this...have had mixed results with raku.. Will try your way..
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